AHJ Portfolio: Higher Education

Higher Education

NNU Helstrom Building

This classroom building is a two-story 26,500 square foot steel framed masonry structure. There is a large conference center on the first level that required some long span floor joists. The second floor is a steel concrete composite slab design. The lateral forces are resisted by the masonry shear walls.

CSI Fine Arts Center

This project is an addition to the existing Fine Arts Center and included a small 350 seat theater with full stage and fly loft, a 6,200 square foot classroom, and a 5,000 square foot lobby that connects the new theatre, classrooms and existing auditorium. The structure is a combination of steel frame and concrete masonry bearing walls with an open web steel joist roof framing and steel deck roof system. The lateral forces are resisted by the CMU shear walls and steel brace frames. The skewed lobby and connection to the existing structure required unique structural detailing.

Idaho State University Performing Arts Center

This project consists of approximately 122,500 square feet of multiple theatrical and concert hall spaces. The complexity of the architectural concept called for numerous structural challenges. The use of multiple materials including concrete, masonry and steel integrated both function and an economical design.

Boise State University West Campus

This 65,000 square foot structure is comprised of three stories of steel framing. Its unsymmetrical floor plan created the need for complex seismic ties and brace frame configurations. The floor plan consisted of high tech computer rooms, laboratories, libraries and multi-story atriums, such that consultant coordination became a crucial aspect within the design of the building. This project has been designed and is in the permit phase.

Boise State University Multi Use Classroom

A four-story classroom building with a fifth story mechanical penthouse. This building’s construction was a steel frame with chevron braces. An independent masonry walled auditorium with bow string trusses is connected via an articulated lobby space.